Friday, June 25, 2010
Herb Grilled Corn on the Cob
6 ears corn
¼ cup (1/2 stick) softened butter
2 tablespoons fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil, thyme, rosemary) chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
-Preheat charcoal, wood or gas grill to medium-high heat (about 350 degrees F)
-Make flavored butter by combining the softened butter, herbs, lemon juice and pepper.
-Carefully peel back the husk from one ear of corn, starting at the top and leaving the bottom part intact. Use your hands, tear out the corn silk.
-Using your hands or a paper towel, spread ½ tablespoon of the flavored butter over the corn. Repeat with the remaining corn.
-Place the corn (in its husk) directly on the grill for 3 minutes. Turn the corn over, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the kernels are bright and beginning to char. Serve hot.
Looking for other grilling ideas for tonight? Find the recipes below and more on our website.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
We're celebrating Father's Day at our York, Maine location this Sunday with free dogs for dads! There are also plenty of hot dogs and other lunch items available for purchase in our cafe for everyone, so dads don't need to come alone. If you're in the neighborhood between 11am and 2pm, stop on by.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
You can order our gifts online and ship to dad's house. Or, Better yet, pay dad a visit and enjoy these foodie gifts with him! Giving your gift in person is guaranteed to be the best gift of all!
Do you have any Father's Day gift ideas of your own? Please share them with us!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I enjoy cooking though I could definitely use some tips since baking is more my forte, so I was more than pleased when I was offered the opportunity to experience our cooking school here at Stonewall.
It seems others were equally as excited as I was. When we walked over to the Cooking School a group of four women were giggling like young girls as they lead their friend blind-folded past our gardens and towards the Cooking School. This was obviously a surprise for a celebratory day. A surprise that is until my co-worker, whose name shall remain unknown, asked these cheerful women if they would mind posing for a picture for the “STONEWALL” blog. Oops! There went the surprise! But the birthday girl seemed ecstatic none the less when she ripped off her blind-fold and exclaimed, “Oh, we’re at Stonewall!”
What a great surprise it was; a perfect way to spend the afternoon with friends, gain some new cooking tips and tricks, receive some great recipes, and of course eat a delicious meal. The Stonewall Cooking School was full of eager guests listening attentively as Marge Crossman shared her French cooking skills. A delicious lunch of Mikado salad; fresh French bread loaves; Roti de Porc – boneless pork loin stuffed with fresh mushrooms, crème fraiche, grained Gruyere cheese, with tomato and zucchini fans and Herbs de Provence; and a delightful apricot soufflé with raspberry coulis topped with vanilla bean whipped cream for dessert; a definite surprise for the taste buds and guests alike!
We learned some very helpful tips too. Did you know that you should add salt before the oil when making a vinaigrette; lemon juice helps whiten mushrooms; rub left-over avocado with oil and refrigerate in a plastic bag to prevent it from browning for a couple of days; the green stem of garlic is called the “germ” and it should be removed to prevent a bitter taste, and homemade French bread is quick and easy; spraying salted water on top of the loaf prior to baking creates the perfect crust? Who knew?!
We promise to keep our employees under super secret surprise surveillance the next time you decide to “surprise” someone with a special lunch or dinner at the Stonewall Cooking School! Classes are offered almost every day of the week, just check our new calendar and call 877-899-8363 for reservations.
Friday, June 11, 2010
You know it’s the start of summer when the bus tours come to visit our Flagship Store in York. We love to see the buses arrive. Guests pile out of the bus to walk through our gardens, shop in our store, grab a snack or lunch in the Café and of course, watch us making jam on the premises.
Please feel free to schedule a bus trip and a meet and greet from our Store Associates (who will always give you a coupon for shopping that day)! We look forward to seeing you! Call our store directly at (207) 351-2712.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Every SATURDAY June 5th through October 9th from 9:00AM to 1:00PM, you will find many organic products such as breads, cheeses, and seasonal produce and fruit.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Old Farmhouse Chutney Cheese Ball
Roasted Garlic and Onion Cheese Ball
Spicy Pepper Relish and Swiss Cheese Ball
Blue Cheese Herb Mustard Cheese Ball